Copy-Editing Intern: Highbury Media

Copy-Editing Intern: Highbury Media


Highbury Media (Pty) Ltd is SA’s largest independent magazine and digital publishing company responsible for some of the country’s best-performing titles. We are currently looking for a copy-editing intern for our copy-editing department.

The successful candidate will be exposed to:

  • Correcting factual and language errors
  • Ensuring appropriate style and tone
  • Ensuring all copy is reader-friendly (easy to understand and a pleasure to read)
  • Localising copy where necessary
  • Avoiding repetition, tautology, inconsistencies, and contradictions
  • Writing catchy headers, blurbs, and covers lines
  • Helping to maintain the editorial standard of excellence
  • Editing and proofreading layouts
  • Trimming copy to fit layouts
  • Writing additional copy where necessary


  • Be able to communicate effectively with editors, art directors, designers, and repro artists
  • Be proactive and self-disciplined and work well in a team
  • Be able to work accurately and professionally under deadline pressure
  • Have a good general knowledge and be able to handle copy on a wide variety of topics
  • Be proficient in InDesign and the Mac operating system, and be able to use the internet as a research tool in a critical and informed manner


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